Quality Childcare Assistant

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opgericht in 2010
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High­lights

Volunteer and provide essential childcare to the vulnerable children of Jamaica
Help improving the future prospects of children in Jamaica
Give impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
Become part of an intercultural exchange between international volunteers and locals
Explore stunning places in the island nation of Jamaica
Participants on this fantastic childcare program will work in this Caribbean paradise to care for its at-risk and impoverished children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
50+
Combining the gorgeous tropical island of Jamaica and the ability to help children in need must surely be the holy grail for many international volunteers? Participants on this fantastic childcare program will work in this Caribbean paradise to care for its at-risk and impoverished children. Many children in the Caribbean face various challenges, including neglect, abuse, trafficking and general lack of care. The organizations that work to address these issues need extra support staff to carry out their daily activities – and that’s where our volunteers come in. Volunteers could be working with these wonderful children in childcare facilities, homes for children with disabilities or even working alongside government agencies. These projects are severely understaffed and underfunded, which is why they are in urgent need of volunteers. For volunteers who truly want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children, this program serves to protect and care for those who need it most.

Volunteers play an essential role in helping disadvantaged children through this program. Participants will assist with the children’s wellbeing by helping to assess their development levels with simple evaluation tools. This information is then used to develop programs designed to improve their abilities and stimulate their sensory, cognitive and motor skills through dance, music, art and craft, games and role play. Volunteers will help with basic education and interactive activities that promote growth and development and will provide general day to day care (bathing, feeding, laundry, cleaning), ensuring that children practice proper hygiene and sanitation. Volunteers could also be involved in monthly outreach activities providing services and support to children in need. This is a wonderful program for volunteers with a compassionate nature and a willingness to assist children in need. International volunteers make a huge difference to the lives of these vulnerable children and are truly appreciated.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways on this program and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Help to care for the children
  • Attend to and interact with the children
  • Assess the children’s developmental needs
  • Create activities and entertain the children with games and songs, etc.   

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:30am Breakfast at the host family home

8:00am Walk or bus to the project site

8:15am Pre-start meeting with the project supervisor

8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES BEGIN

Volunteers work from 8:30am to 2:00pm daily with a break for lunch (provided) at the child care centre, children's home or orphanage. There is the option to continue volunteering up to 5:00pm if wished but this is not compulsory.

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Afternoons and evenings are free to relax, enjoy the beautiful location, explore, stay in touch with friends and family back home or socialize with other other volunteers.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

As with all of our Jamaica volunteer programs, volunteers on this project will be based in the idyllic city of Mandeville. Situated in the heart of the island at 2000 feet above sea level, Mandeville is one of the more peaceful and attractive places on the entire island of Jamaica.

Thanks to this esteemed history, Mandeville is not only a booming business center and capital of the Manchester Parish, it is a contrast of the new and old set amidst rolling hills and lush vegetation. What a wonderful place to volunteer!

Watersport
Zwemmen
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:30 - 14:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation (as specified below)
  • Food & Meals (as specified below)
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Return airport transfer 
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Norman Manley International Airport
Upon your arrival into Kingston or Montego Bay, you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. Here you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. They will also provide you with your Welcome Pack, which contains

 maps of the local area, supplies, volunteer t-shirt, contact information, and a volunteer manual to help you to be more aware and fully prepared. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

Accomodatie

Volunteers on this program will be accommodated with a local Jamaican host family, where they will have the opportunity to become fully immersed in the local culture and custom, improving their knowledge of the people, culture and language. Jamaican families are renowned for their hospitality and love to learn more about different cultures. Living with a local family truly is the best way to throw oneself into the local culture and to meet people who will often become lifelong friends!

All host families have been fully vetted by our local team, receive a detailed orientation and have extensive experience hosting international volunteers. Depending on the time of year it may be necessary to share a room with other volunteers, but private rooms are often available upon request. Volunteers will be provided access to a shared bathroom and laundry. Volunteers are responsible for doing their own laundry (machine wash or hand wash onsite) or can pay a small fee to cover the cost. Wifi is available at most host family houses, however we ask volunteers to remember access to this service is a privilege and may be limited at times. A range of internet cafes are available in Mandeville.

Gastfamilie
Eten & Drank
Host families will provide breakfast and dinner daily (including weekends). Lunch is not included but can be purchased at a nearby café while at your project site – a wonderful opportunity to check out the huge variety of local and international restaurants, cafés and bistros in Mandeville!
Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Jamaica.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Jamaica biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Jamaica dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Jamaica.

Data & Kosten

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Gegevens over jouw aankomst

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAYS
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAYS
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica (Code: KIN) OR Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica (Code: MBJ)
Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$2.398
5 weken
$2.727
6 weken
$3.056
7 weken
$3.384
8 weken
$3.713
9 weken
$4.042
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$5.028
Gemiddelde kosten
$509 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Love Volunteers zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Love Volunteers gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Love Volunteers jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Love Volunteers

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Quality Childcare Assistant

Participants on this fantastic childcare program will work in this Caribbean paradise to care for its at-risk and impoverished children.

$509/week

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